Podiatry Fellowship Training Program

Application deadline for the 2023-2024 program year is October 1, 2022.

Please complete the Podiatry Research Fellowship Program Application to apply.

The Michigan Medicine Podiatry Research Fellowship Program provides clinical training in several different areas of related medical specialties, with an emphasis on research and patient populations at risk for limb loss. Our two-year program includes 18 months of a variety of clinical rotations, along with six months of dedicated time to conduct research in collaboration with internationally recognized research faculty.


Our mission is to train the next generation of leaders in academic podiatric medicine who will advance podiatric research, improve patient care, and share their expertise and what they’ve leaned with the next generation to follow them.

Program Aims

  • Prepare trainees to be leaders in podiatric academic medicine, who are uniquely trained in limb preservation, wound care, and complications of diabetes.
  • Deliver a well-rounded blend of clinical and surgical training, with a focus on academic medicine.
  • Support trainees in developing the necessary skills to practice evidence-based approaches to patient care and critically evaluate outcomes.
  • Provide the necessary infrastructure and mentorship needed to conduct clinical research.
  • Offer opportunities for trainees to present and publish their research.
  • Develop critical thinkers who can design and implement research to solve complex medical problems. 
  • Engage trainees in improving patient outcomes and initiating quality improvement across our processes.
  • Provide mentorship for post-fellowship career goals.

Our Podiatrists

Our Reputation Should Be Part of Your Decision

  • U.S. News & World Report rated eight Michigan Medicine specialties in the top 15 with Internal Medicine coming in at #7 in their 2023 Best Graduate Schools rankings.
  • U-M Health is ranked Michigan’s #1 hospital and one of the best in the nation, along with ranking nationally for diabetes and endocrinology, in the 2022-23 U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals Rankings.
  • U.S. News & World Report ranks University of Michigan as the #3 Top Public School in their 2021 Best Colleges rankings
  • QS world ranking rates University of Michigan as the #1 Public University in the U.S. and #21 University overall in the world
  • Forbes magazine ranks Ann Arbor, Michigan as the #1 Most Educated City

Our first two graduating fellows have been retained as faculty and were hired as Assistant Professors (versus lecturers). Our faculty/mentors are dedicated to helping you achieve your goals whether they are to be retained at the university or relocation to another institution. Building your professional career, helping navigate the path to the next step in your podiatric academic career, and professional development are part of our curriculum and something our entire team is dedicated to providing. Your research project can be designed for further career success and continued once a fellow graduates from the program, even if the collaboration is outside the University of Michigan. Our faculty operate as career advisors and mentors in helping our fellows to achieve their goals. Read what our graduates have to say about their experiences in the program.